Most People Want to Bail Out the USPS, According to a New Poll – Barron’s

Most People Want to Bail Out the USPS, According to a New Poll – Barron’s

A poll conducted jointly by Democratic and Republican pollsters found that 92% of people surveyed support federal aid for the post office. Support was consistent across demographic, geographic, and political lines. The lowest level of support was among independent voters. Only 83% of them supported aid.

The poll was conducted at the behest of the National Association of Letter Carriers, or NALC, which represents more than 250,000 current and retired postal employees. “We just wanted to shine a light on the [aid] issue,” NALC Chief of Staff Jim Sauber tells Barron’s. He believes aid is necessary and doesn’t have to be all that controversial.

Lately, the post office has become a strangely controversial institution.

It was founded by founding father Benjamin Franklin in 1775. It’s also American’s favorite federal institution, according to a poll regularly conducted by Gallup. Almost three out of four Americans say the USPS is doing an “excellent” job.

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